Commencement Ceremony Security

OSU-Cascades strives to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all who attend the Commencement ceremony.

Guest Services staff and Campus Safety will provide security during the event and conduct security checks to ensure the safety of all guests.

OSU-Cascades has a Clear Bag Policy. All graduates and guests attending the 2024 Commencement ceremony must follow this policy. Thank you for planning ahead.

Clear Bag Policy

  • Clear bags are required to enter the commencement ceremony venue.
  • Guest Services and security staff may search clear bags, diaper bags, strollers, wheelchairs and guests at the ticket tent.
  • All graduates and guests attending OSU-Cascades Commencement Ceremony must follow the Clear Bag Policy.
    • Guests who arrive at the gate with a prohibited bag will not be permitted into the stadium and will need to return their bags to their vehicles.
    • No bag check is provided at Commencement.

Approved Bags

  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12".
  • One-gallon clear, resealable plastic storage bags.
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5" x 8.5" (approximately the size of a hand) with or without a handle or strap.

Prohibited Bags

  • Backpacks
  • Luggage
  • Camera cases
  • Printed pattern plastic bags
  • Clear backpacks
  • Tinted plastic bags
  • Oversized tote bags
  • Binoculars cases
  • Mesh bags
  • Purses
  • Fanny packs


A chart with clear bag policy